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What's the difference between the icu (intensive care unit), and a ccu (critical care unit)?
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Dr. Aaron Milstone
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
8 doctors agree
In brief: None
These are terms that essentially describe the same high level care floor/unit for the critically ill.

In brief: None
These are terms that essentially describe the same high level care floor/unit for the critically ill.
Dr. Aaron Milstone
Dr. Aaron Milstone
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Dr. Ali Seifi
Critical Care
1 doctor agrees
In brief: ICU/CCU
Icu and critical care unit are the same , but in some hospitals ccu is cardiac care unit.
Then : sicu is surgical icu, micu is medical ICU , nicu is neuro ICU or sometimes neonatal icu, ....

In brief: ICU/CCU
Icu and critical care unit are the same , but in some hospitals ccu is cardiac care unit.
Then : sicu is surgical icu, micu is medical ICU , nicu is neuro ICU or sometimes neonatal icu, ....
Dr. Ali Seifi
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Dr. Arabinda Behura
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Means same
Both are same, no practical difference.
Ccu is used in uk hospitals . Ccu also means coronary care unit for sick heart patients

In brief: Means same
Both are same, no practical difference.
Ccu is used in uk hospitals . Ccu also means coronary care unit for sick heart patients
Dr. Arabinda Behura
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Dr. Arnon Rubin
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Cardiac vs medical
In most cased ccu is a"cardiac care unit" usually taking care of critically ill cardiac patients such as mis, severe heart failure.
Icu "intensive care units" usually have critically ill general medical patients such as pneumonias.

In brief: Cardiac vs medical
In most cased ccu is a"cardiac care unit" usually taking care of critically ill cardiac patients such as mis, severe heart failure.
Icu "intensive care units" usually have critically ill general medical patients such as pneumonias.
Dr. Arnon Rubin
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Dr. Dennis Clifford
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
In brief: Type of patient
Ccu generally refers to a coronary care unit which is a subtype of intensive care unit that specializes more in cardiac disease and post-operative open heart patients.
You'll see several abbreviations such as nicu (neurological intensive care unit) or sometimes (neonatal intensive care unit) sicu (surgical intensive care unit).

In brief: Type of patient
Ccu generally refers to a coronary care unit which is a subtype of intensive care unit that specializes more in cardiac disease and post-operative open heart patients.
You'll see several abbreviations such as nicu (neurological intensive care unit) or sometimes (neonatal intensive care unit) sicu (surgical intensive care unit).
Dr. Dennis Clifford
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Dr. Gutti Rao
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice
In brief: A little difference
Icu- generally refers to all critically ill patients, post surgery, on ventilators etc whereas coronary care unit- ccu exclusively heart patients are taken care of.

In brief: A little difference
Icu- generally refers to all critically ill patients, post surgery, on ventilators etc whereas coronary care unit- ccu exclusively heart patients are taken care of.
Dr. Gutti Rao
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